All Leather Mychael Darwin Authentic Chicago American Giants Baseball Jacket

All Leather Mychael Darwin Authentic Chicago American Giants Baseball Jacket

A gathering of men.African-American men standing in front of Walgreen Drugs, 35th and State. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

A gathering of men.African-American men standing in front of Walgreen Drugs, 35th and State. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

The legendary TV personality Don Cornelius was born in Chicago on Sept. 27, 1936. Before hosting Soul Train, which spent more than 30 years on the air, Cornelius got his start filling in as a substitute DJ and on-air personality at a radio station.  Cornelius later switched from radio to television and became a sports anchor and the host of A Black’s View of the News on WCIU. He soon pitched the idea for a music television show catered to African-American artists to the station.  With $400…

The legendary TV personality Don Cornelius was born in Chicago on Sept. 27, 1936. Before hosting Soul Train, which spent more than 30 years on the air, Cornelius got his start filling in as a substitute DJ and on-air personality at a radio station. Cornelius later switched from radio to television and became a sports anchor and the host of A Black’s View of the News on WCIU. He soon pitched the idea for a music television show catered to African-American artists to the station. With $400…

A sleeping car porter employed by the Pullman Company in Chicago

A sleeping car porter employed by the Pullman Company in Chicago

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 started on July 27, 1919, and ended August 3, 1919. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured. The Chicago Race Riot was considered to be one of the worst riots during the “Red Summer”. The summer of 1919 was called “Red Summer” because there was more than three dozen cities rioting during the summer.

Today in Black History: July 27, 1919 “The Chicago Race Riot of 1919”

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 started on July 27, 1919, and ended August 3, 1919. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured. The Chicago Race Riot was considered to be one of the worst riots during the “Red Summer”. The summer of 1919 was called “Red Summer” because there was more than three dozen cities rioting during the summer.

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